The stylists at Studio E Salon and Day Spa rely on J Beverly Hills products and encyclopedic knowledge of style trends to keep clients looking their best. The women's style package kicks off with a deep-conditioning treatment that nourishes strands with moisture, botanical extracts, and puréed red carpet. Following the treatment, stylists consult with their patrons before clipping strands into looks that are becoming to clients' face shapes and features. Skilled technicians can also trim cuticles and shape nails into rounded ovals or points that can husk a baseball. Clients select their favorite style of polish from the salon's rainbow of options, and stylists slick nails in mirror-finish coats.
Kallista's paw porters have been painting and preening digits into colorful, tip-top shape amid a clean and relaxing environment for 27 years. Trained nail techs trim cuticles, polish finger shells, and moisturize hands and feet before applying a kaleidoscopic OPI lacquer that’s bright enough to make even the most outgoing chameleon blush. While mani-pedi services typically last approximately 75 minutes, patrons can optimize the duration of their treatments to fit their schedules. Those on the run can get in and out, and others can opt for longer treatments with more thorough hand, arm, and foot massages before leaving with appendages that are more dazzling than a tap dancing flamingo.
The talented nail technicians at Birgit's Hair & Skin revamp scraggy digits and torn-up toes with relaxing nail services enhanced by high-quality OPI polish. The classic manicure hydrates hands with a warm paraffin dip add-on ($6 value) before filing and shaping nails, and sends off pampered appendages with a professional polish (a $20 value). During the signature pedicure, feet swim through the frothy spumes of a whirlpool bath inhabited by foaming sea rocks and rubber duckies, and can choose from three decadent foot treatments: cooling aloe stress relief, warming enzymatic sea-mud mask, or invigorating peppermint sea twist. The opulent pedicure exfoliates and massages appendages, trims and primps toenails, and applies a long-lasting coat of polish (a $42 value). The entire service lasts approximately one hour—about the same amount of time the average person spends tying their shoelaces each day.
Experienced aesthetician Maggie Wallum aims to infuse faces with radiance in the tranquil confines of MillionHair Salon, which is bedecked with colorful abstract art and a glowing fireplace. Soothing music sets a relaxed scene in the softly lit room during facial treatments with add-ons such as collagen polypeptides with myoxy caviar or vitamin C with oxysomes, ideal for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. A firm proponent of personalized treatments, Maggie works with her clients to craft skincare regimens that combine professional treatments with continued homecare, resulting in visages as fresh and glowing as a newly minted star. She also pampers bodies with salt scrubs and wraps, and smoothens out skin with swift hair-removal services.
Studio 806 is a full-service salon and spa devoted to the relaxation and beautification of the Buffalo area. Staffed with skilled massage therapists, sore backs need only pass through the entrance to find a source of relief in the form of a Swedish massage. Lymphologists and lumberjacks concur that a Swedish massage is an invaluable ally in the ongoing quest for total health. Swedish massages employ several styles of expansive and ebbing strokes to relieve tension, mellow the muscles, and restore free-flowing fluency to the toxin-dispersal chutes of the lymphatic system. During effleurage, the hands smoothly circle the skin like epidermal ice skates as a primer for renewed venous and lymphatic circulation. The petrissage and tapotement strokes knead and knock on pressure points in the human hide, and friction strokes untie the knots in the shoelaces of your muscle fibers. The vibration stroke goes all "cell-phone setting during a ballet" on the back and the limbs to get blood and muscles moving. The lesser-known high-five move at the end of the Swedish massage generates camaraderie and coolness.
During trips to Chez Ann Salon, guests lounge in modern styling stations for salon services and settle in atop pillowy benches as their feet soak before pedicures. The staff of hair designers, nail technicians, and estheticians strive to enhance their clients' beauty with every treatment. A full menu of cut and color services transform tresses into stylish shapes that frame the face, and facial and makeup services highlight each client's natural features. The service selection also includes soothing Swedish and deep-tissue massages, as well as body waxing treatments that removes unwanted hair.